ports/147815: print/hplip: error: dbus failed to load w/o dbus support

Alson van der Meulen alson+bugs at alm.flutnet.org
Sat Jun 12 21:40:07 UTC 2010

The following reply was made to PR ports/147815; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Alson van der Meulen <alson+bugs at alm.flutnet.org>
To: Chris Petrik <c.petrik.sosa at gmail.com>, bug-followup at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: ports/147815: print/hplip: error: dbus failed to load w/o dbus
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2010 23:35:02 +0200

 * Chris Petrik <c.petrik.sosa at gmail.com> [2010-06-12 23:04]:
 > I have a PR open ports/147346 
 > <http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=ports/147346> that no one 
 > seems to care to commit it and I am starting to loose interest in hplip. 
 Can't help with that.
 > it updates some things and fixes a few issues. the PR also modernizes 
 > the pkg-message file and removed all that that is now mentioned. I had a 
 > dispute over pkg-message and the rc.d file and the commiter choose to 
 > leave it.
 The pkg-message should probably be updated with something more recent, I
 doubt that many people are still updating from v1.x. I can't find
 anything about the rc.d file or pkg-message in that patch, however. If
 it actually fixes these issues (bring documentation/rc scripts in sync
 with current version), it would probably be a good idea to state this in
 the description, the current description makes it sound like some
 small details.
 > *HPLIP 2.8.4 - This release has the following changes:*
 >     Significant Changes
 > 1. dbus communication support. All interprocess communication now occurs 
 > using the dbus message bus. python-dbus version 0.80 or greater is required.
 This suggests to me that dbus is non-optional, at least for some
 programs (eg. hp-systray, although I'm not sure what this would do
 without GUI support).
 > 2. Elimination of all persistent startup daemons. _*hpssd has been 
 > replaced with hp-systray*_ that loads as a user startup item in the 
 > system tray in each user's desktop environment. When no HPLIP tools are 
 > running (e.g., hp-toolbox), and the user closes or disables hp-systray, 
 > there will be no HPLIP processes running whatsoever. Consequently, there 
 > is no longer an /etc/init.d/hplip startup script, and no processes need 
 > be run at system startup time.
 Thanks, missed this. I'll disable the rc script.

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